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19 Oct
One year after Nigerian security forces violently suppressed protests in Lagos, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday that victims were still awaiting justice. Youth-led demonstrations against police brutality in Africa's most populous country came to a halt after October 20, 2020, when security forces shot at thousands of peaceful protesters gathered at the Lekki tollgate. The…
12 Mar 2021
Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Senegal to launch an independent investigation into the deaths of protesters during the unrest that rocked the usually tranquil West African state last week.
13 Jan 2021
US president-elect Joe Biden should allow the prosecution of his predecessor for alleged crimes, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, warning that just moving forward would be "a huge mistake".
14 Dec 2020
Human Rights Watch has said about 3,600 children were jailed by Nigerian forces for alleged ties with Boko Haram and other insurgency groups. In a statement on children and armed conflict in Nigeria, Human Rights Watch Security Council’s working group on children and armed conflicts, expressed grave concern about the detention of children for suspected…
4 Mar 2020
Human Rights Watch on Wednesday accused the Nigeria Army of threatening the safety and effectiveness of aid workers in northeast Nigeria. "Aid agencies are unable to respond effectively to the crisis in northeastern Nigeria due to worsening insecurity and stifling operational requirements imposed by military and civilian authorities," Human Rights Watch said in a statement.…
21 Mar 2019
Saudi women held in detention for nearly a year have been charged following contact with foreign media and activists, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, after they went on trial for undermining national security.
21 Aug 2018
The Human Rights Watch campaign group on Tuesday denounced the growing harassment of the media and a "climate of fear" created by security agencies in Nigeria as two journalists face court. The recent arrests of several reporters and activists in Nigeria highlight a disturbing trend towards repression of freedom of expression, the group said in…
22 Jul 2018
An Iraqi security agency has admitted holding hundreds of "terrorism" suspects for months, Human Rights Watch said Sunday while calling on authorities to inform the families of those held. The National Security Service acknowledged it was holding male prisoners at a facility in east Mosul, the Iraqi city from which the Islamic State group was…

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